Tournaments for this week are all set to start from tomorrow with four events scheduled one each on the European Tour, Challenge Tour, LPGA and the PGA Champions Tour.
- European Tour – Omega European Masters
- Challenge Tour – Bridgestone Challenge
- LPGA Tour – Indy Women in Tech Championship presented by Guggenheim
- PGA Tour Champions – Japan Airlines Championship
Omega European Masters
Omega European Masters is an annual pro golf event on the European Tour since 2009 and is the first event to be co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour. The event originally founded in 1923, was prefixed with European Masters in 1983, before dropping Swiss from the title in 1992. Baldovino Dassu became the first player to score 60 on the European circuit in 1971 event. The tournament has been held at the Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre since 1939.
Michelle Wie was invited in 2006 to play at this event as she has a sponsorship contract with Omega, and she finished dead last among 156 players.
The event has the prize fund of €2,700,000 and the winner at the last year’s event was Alexander Noren, who won it under a playoff against Scott Hend.
Also making debut at the event is Indian S. Chikkarangappa.
The Bridgestone Challenge is also known as the English Challenge and is an annual event on the Challenge Tour since 1993, what’s interesting to know it took a break of nine years to finally come back on the Tour in 2004. Later again coming back in 2010 and again was discontinued in 2012 and returned in 2016, which was won by Thomas Detry.
The event has a prize fund of € 180,000 and played at Luton Hoo Course in England.
Indy Women in Tech Championship presented by Guggenheim
Indy Women in Tech Championship presented by Guggenheim, is an inaugural event on the LPGA a three-day event starting on Sep 7, 2017, with $2 million as the prize fund.
Japan Airlines Championship
Japan Airlines Championship is a new championship on the PGA Champions Tour and scheduled at Narita Golf Club, in Narita, Chiba, Japan.
The event has a prize fund for $2.5 million with no cut and 54 holes play.